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  • Tacitus and the Tacitean Traditionby Torrey James Luce; Anthony John Woodman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    In this volume distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the work of Tacitus in its historical and literary context and also show how his text was interpreted in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Discussed here, for example, are the ways predilections of a particular age color one's reading of a complex author and why... more...

  • From Sappho to De Sade (Routledge Revivals)by Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalitťs . Yet historians have only recently begun to study sexual practices in any depth, establishing that sexuality is not a biological constant but an ever-changing phenomenon, continuously... more...

  • Ireland in the Worldby Garret FitzGerald

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    A collection of essays, many of which have not previously appeared in print, on Irish history and politics, contemporary Irish society and world affairs by twice former Taoiseach and respected columnist Garret Fitzgerald. Also available in paperback. Dr. Garret FitzGerald was twice Taoiseach, from 1981 to 1982 and again from late 1982 to 1987, and... more...

  • Gottlandby Mariusz Szczygiel; Antonia Lloyd-Jones

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    Winner of the Europe Book Prize One of Europe?s most preeminent investigative journalists travels to the Czech Republic?the Czech half of the former Czechoslovakia, the land that brought us Kafka?to explore the surreal fictions and the extraordinary reality of its twentieth century. For example, there?s the story of the small businessman who adopted... more...

  • The D-Day Companionby Jane Penrose

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, ?The D-Day Companion? book brings together the perspectives and opinions of leading military historians from both sides of the Atlantic. Operation Overlord saw the Allied Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery pit their wits against Hitler in a bold bid to liberate continental Europe.... more...

  • A Short Walk in a Long Journeyby Michael A. Reid; Zaire Reid

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 1.99

    A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer?s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election of Nelson Mandela as president. A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a non-fictional narrative, rewritten 19 years later relying upon the copious... more...

  • Holding Fast to an Image of the Pastby Neil Davidson

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 22.00

    Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized. more...

  • Relationships/Beziehungsgeschichten. Austria and the United States in the Twentieth Centuryby GŁnter Bischof

    StudienVerlag 2014; US$ 22.67

    After the breakup of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian-American relationship was characterized by a dwarf confronting a giant. America continued to be a heaven for a better life for many Austrian emigrants. For the growing American preponderant position in the world after World War I, the small Austrian Republic was insignificant. And yet there were... more...

  • Big Tentby Mallory Factor; Elizabeth Factor

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    Drawing from his comprehensive, star-studded course at the Citadel, Mallory Factor, the New York Times bestselling author of Shadowbosses , brings together a fascinating and diverse range of essays from leading figures and activists which explore and illuminate the conservative intellectual tradition in American politics. Ambitious in its breadth... more...

  • Big Tentby Mallory Factor; Elizabeth Factor

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Drawing from his comprehensive, star-studded course at the Citadel, Mallory Factor, the New York Times bestselling author of Shadowbosses , brings together a fascinating and diverse range of essays from leading figures and activists which explore and illuminate the conservative intellectual tradition in American politics. Ambitious in its breadth... more...